40th Anniversary Virtual Candlelight Vigil
Wednesday from 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
What to Expect: Our virtual vigil will feature inspired songs performed by Music for All Seasons, survivor testimony, award presentations and honoree remarks, an address from the founders of Women Aware's emergency shelter and a candlelit moment of silence in remembrance of victims whose lives were taken by domestic violence and in honor of survivors moving beyond abuse.
Each year, as the state-designated comprehensive domestic violence service agency for Middlesex County, we shelter 200 women and children in imminent danger, and serve an additional 1,800 women, children and men in safety net programs. Our comprehensive services provide support across the spectrum of client needs—from emergency crisis intervention to long-term efforts toward independent living:
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a profound impact on survivors of domestic violence, who were under stay-at- home orders to isolate with their abuser in the most dangerous place of all, their home. Things have changed for Women Aware, too. Capacity at our safe house was reduced in keeping with CDC requirements, so victims in need of emergency shelter have had to be placed in efficiency hotels. We were confronted with unanticipated costs associated with PPE, sanitizing supplies, administrative leave for staff, and increasing our IT infrastructure to accommodate staff members’ working from home.
For sponsorship information, contact Susan Dyckman, director of development, 732.258.0428 or [email protected]; or visit womenaware.net/
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